Monday, May 14, 2012

This and That

Have you ever had a sore thumb from stitching where the needle was actually putting holes in it? Just in the past few days this has happened to me. I think it is from using a fine needle (#28)  for the last couple of projects. I have had to put a band aid on it when stitching. ouch!

I am having to do some secret stitching so I can't share pics yet. I have one done, my Fair Squares, which are going out today. I have to work on my birthday exchange now as I need to get it out in the next week.

I did have a finish over the weekend. "Betsy" from Sheepish Designs. This pattern had been on my wishlist FOREVER, and when a very nice blogger friend came forward willing to let me use her pattern, I had to say YES!!!

Isn't it bee-u-tiful! I am soooo loving it! It is on home-dyed 40ct. linen (1 over 2). I am undecided on how to finish it so it might be awhile. I am so grateful for being able to stitch this. Thank you so much my friend!

I have soooo many things I want to stitch. There just isn't enough time. :(

That's all I have today. Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate all the wonderful comments.

Have a great week!

JillMN

18 comments:

Chris said...

Beautiful finish!!! I love this one.
Sorry to hear about your stitching finger issue. It sounds painful.
Have a great week!

Glenna said...

Yes! to the holey thumb. I used a tiny piece of medical tape--the kind that holds on gauze bandages--to cover the hole until it heals, because it's very painful, but I find a bandage too unwieldy.

I love your Betsy--I've got it in my stash, and I can't seem to get time for it!

Terri said...

Been there, done that, and it's so aggravating! LOL

Use these:

http://store.quilting-warehouse.com/082375.html

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your Betsy looks wonderful!

lynda said...

Betsy looks great! I have her in my stash too, but haven't got to the stitching part yet...I can sympathize with your stitching finger...it is painful!Hope it's feeling better soon...

April said...

Betsy is so pretty! I have done the same thing with a needle with my finger too. Ouch...

Deb said...

I know what you mean about there never being enough time to stitch!! I love your finish so much! Betsy looks wonderful and I can't wait to see how you finish her off.

Ouch on the finger! I've done that a couple times and I know that it hurts like heck!

Melissa said...

Your Betsy looks fantastic!

I hope the 'hole' in your finger heals soon. That's gotta be painful!

RuthB said...

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful ! .... but then, we expect that of you.

Be nice to those stitching fingers though!

Robin said...

Darn pesky sore thumbs getting in the way of our stitching! Your finished piece is very pretty. I don't think I'd ever seen it before....

Karen said...

Love this design... Very pretty. I really need to move this up in the stitching rotation!

happy stitching...

Barbi said...

Love this finish! I really like the color of your fabric too!

Faye said...

Shes just beautiful Jill~~ Take care of that finger~

Deborah said...

Betsy is wonderful! One of my favorite designs.

Karen said...

Loving Betsy! I just got hte pattern last week and cannot wait to stitch her up!

Lucy said...

Really like the colors!

Christine said...

Absolutely gorgeous finish, Jill!

Marie-P said...

I, like you, have been wanting to do "Betsy" for FOREVER. I love this design ~ glad that you were able to get a loan on it. :D You did a beautiful job.